Making the leap ­groundbreaking new service for writers

YouWriteOn and Legend Press launch bespoke service to fill the traditional gap between producing a book and making it a success

[ClickPress, Fri Feb 29 2008] YouWriteOn and Legend Press launch bespoke service to fill the traditional gap between producing a book and making it a success

YouWriteOn, the UK's leading Art Council-sponsored site for writers, has announced a unique partnership with independent publisher Legend Press to offer a bespoke service to its members.

YouWriteOn is offering three different packages for those looking to self-publish, ­Basic, Advanced, Premier ­ into which Legend Press has agreed to offer services ranging from cover design, editing, text-setting, book registration, to comprehensive marketing and selling packs tailored to the customer's individual needs. There are many self-publishing services on offer but this partnership is the first to combine the production of the book with unique industry expertise to take it to that next level ­ something many self-publishers, no matter how good their work, often find too difficult an obstacle to surmount.

Tom Chalmers, Managing Director of Legend Press, commented: 'This is a partnership we've been discussing for a while and we're delighted to link up with YouWriteOn ­ we believe two of the most exciting new companies in our respective sectors.

'Leap Day felt like the appropriate time to launch the service as that is what self-publishing can feel like sometimes ­ a giant leap from having a book, getting the right looking book, to being able to market and sell it effectively within the industry. This is where we can come in to help customer's achieve their aims and dreams, through knowledge, skills and innovation ­ exactly what we've had to use to survive and prosper as an independent publisher in the current challenging market.
'Aside from our own publishing list, we're also delighted to be able to give more aspiring writers assistance in making their mark ­ the basic lifeblood of a thriving book industry.'

Edward Smith, Founder and Site Manager of YouWriteOn, commented: 'Books that are not laid-out using proper software and technique can look unprofessional, and this is an area self-publishing too often fall short on. This is before you get to the marketing and selling which is obviously paramount ­if it's not in the right places, and you know how to get it there, it's going to be very difficult. We're delighted to announce this partnership, which we believe will take self-publishing onto the next level and be the ground-breaking service that finally plugs the traditional market gap.'

Full details of the bespoke packages on offer can be found at:

The launch coincides with the announcement of the winners of YouWriteOn's annual Fiction Awards. See separate press release.


Note to editors:
· For more details of Legend Press see
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· Tom Chalmers can be contacted on 0207 249 6901, 0793 132 1685 or by emailing In 2007 Tom has been shortlisted for the UK Young Publisher of the Year and UK Young Entrepreneur awards and longlisted for Enterprising Young Brit award.
· Edward Smith, Founder and Site Manager of, can be contacted on or 07930553269.

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